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Guardian Commander - How To Unlock & Best Arts Build

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Guardian Commander - How To Unlock & Best Arts Build

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Guardian Commander is a Class for Xenoblade Chronicle 3. See How To Unlock & Best Arts Build, Master Skills, Master Arts, & ascension quest condition and locations!

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Guardian Commander - Unlock Condition & Location

Having Heroes In Your Team To Unlock

Quest To UnlockWhere The Heart Is

Zeon - Ascension Quest Condition & Location

Clearing Ascension Quest lets the heroes unlock their ranks above 10.

* All quests can be accepted in Aetia Region, Full
Discuss Lean Times in Colony 9 then finish the quest "Lean Times".
Discuss Colony 9's Situation and complete Forgotten Supplies quest.
Discuss Colony 9 Food Issues and then finish the quest A Difficult Transition.
Discuss Kite Gone Missing, then finish the quest For Colony 9.
Raise Guardian Commander's Class Rank to 10, then finish the quest Reasons To Evolve.

Guardian Commander - Best Arts Build

Recommended Arts Build


XShield Bash
YNoble Taunt
BFalcon Swoop

Obtained As Master Arts

Wide Slash
Glow Ring
Ring o' Roses

Stats & Effect Of Arts


Shield BashGuardian CommanderGuardian Commander
[Initial Multipliers]: 180%
[Initial CDT]: 30 Seconds
[Reaction]: Topple
Noble TauntGuardian CommanderGuardian Commander
[Initial Multipliers]: 0%
[Initial CDT]: 20 Seconds
Falcon SwoopGuardian CommanderGuardian Commander
[Initial Multipliers]: 180%
[Initial CDT]: 11 Seconds
[Effects]: Boosts Critical Rate against enemies performing Arts by 50%

Master Arts

Wide SlashZephyr iconZephyr
[Initial Multipliers]: 245%
[Initial CDT]: 8 Times
[Effects]: While Art is active, evades enemy attacks at the cost of a low Critical Rate
Glow RingZephyr iconZephyr
[Initial Multipliers]: 180%
[Initial CDT]: 8 Times
Ring o' RosesTroubadourTroubadour
[Initial Multipliers]: 0%
[Initial CDT]: 4 Times
[Effects]: Field range of effect - medium

Guardian Commander - Master Arts Review

1Noble Taunt★★★★・
10Shield Bash★★★・・
20Deflector Field★★・・・

Taunt is a great single target skill that forces to gain aggro. It is a must for defenders and should be acquired when available. Shield Bash should also be acquired for combo oriented parties. Talent Art is unnecessary as it does not help the performance of your Defender.

Guardian Commander - Master Skill Reviews

5ProtectorProtector's Pride★★★★・
15Mind for GuardingMind for Guarding★★★★・

Both Skills are useful for pure Defenders such as Heavy Guard. If you are a defender, make it a priority to learn them.

Guardian Commander - Basic Skills & Abilities



* The higher the rating of difficulty is, the easier the class can be played.


II'll HelpTake attacks for nearby allies with low HP. Damage taken is reduced by 15%
SoldierSoldier's PotentialWhen HP is at 30% or lower, restore 0.6% HP every second
ProtectorProtector's PrideBoosts recharge speed by 30% when non-Defenders are targeted
Mind for GuardingMind for GuardingIncreases damage reduction rate when blocking by 10%


Noble Taunt

RangeOne Target
Gauge RechargeTime Recharge

Shield Bash

TypePhysical Attack
RangeOne Target
Gauge RechargeTime Recharge

Falcon Swoop

TypePhysical Attack
RangeFrontward AOE
Gauge RechargeTime Recharge
EffectsBoosts Critical Rate against enemies performing Arts by 50%

Grand Protection

Gauge RechargeTime Recharge
EffectsInflicts Break on enemy when attacking from side

Imperial Sword

TypePhysical Attack
RangeOne Target
Gauge RechargeTime Recharge
EffectsIncreases Critical Rate by 50% when attacking from back

Talent Arts

Deflector Field

Gauge RechargeRole Action Recharge
EffectsAdds 100% chance for attack to be unblockable.

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